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Taurus

Taurus is made in highest technology composites (epoxy resin, glass fibre, carbon fibre, kevlar fibre and honeycomb structures). The airfoil used on wings is ORL 170, (F. Orlando).
model TAURUS
ENGINE
High performance 2-stroke 50 HP
max power (with 2 carb.) 53 hp at 6600 rpm
PROPELLER 2 blade Pipistrel 1600 mm diam
SIZES  
wing span 14.97 m
length 7.27 m
height 1.41 m
wing area 12.33 m2
rudder area 0.9 m2
horizontal tail area 1.36 m2
aspect ratio 18.6
positive flaps 5 deg, 9 deg, 18 deg
negative flaps -5 deg
center of gravity         23% - 41%
WEIGHTS  
empty weight 285 kg
minimum pilot weight 60 kg
maximum total pilots weight 220 kg
max take off weight (MTOW) 450 kg / 472.5 kg
fuel tank capacity in the wing 30 l
useful fuel 27 l
PERFORMANCES  
stall with flaps 63 km/h
stall without flaps 71 km/h
manoeuvring speed 163 km/h
max. speed with flaps extended 130 km/h
max. speed with airbrakes extended 225 km/h (extend at or below 160 km/h)
max. speed with powerplant extended
160 km/h
VNE 225 km/h
min.sink 0.70 m/sec
min.sink speed 94 km/h
max. sink with airbrakes 6.0 m/sec @ 100 km/h
best glide 1: 41
best glide ratio speed 107 km/h
best glide at 150 km/h 1: 33
best glide at 180 km/h 1: 23
max towing speed 150 km/h
45°-45° roll time 3.9 sec
take off run MTOW 180 m
take off over 15 m MTOW 265 m
cruising speed with 75% power 120 km/h
best climb speed 100 km/h
max climb rate (MTOW) 2.9 m/sec
service ceiling MTOW 3,900 m
max load factor permitted (x1,8) +5.3g -2.65g
max load factor tested + 7.2g - 7.2g
fuel consum. at full power 18 lph

Pipistrel reserves the right to revise the above data whenever occasioned by product improvement, government/authority regulations or other good cause.
The design basis follow the strictest EASA CS-22, CS-VLA and CS-23 (sections), as well as rules applicable to ultralight/microlight aircraft (LTF-UL 2003, etc.) and ASTM-LSA standards.
Ultralight/Microlight certification basis varies from country to country, therefore the actual certificated data may be different from stated above. Please check the certifications link.

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